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Don’t Forget: North Korea Is a Country, Too
June 02, 2018

Don’t Forget: North Korea Is a Country, Too

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
North Korea is more than its negotiators and official statements on the state news agency.

The Strongest Weapon Against Kim Jong-un: 'Nose Cards'
December 02, 2017

The Strongest Weapon Against Kim Jong-un: 'Nose Cards'

By Jongkyun Mok and Hwan Kang
Former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong-ho reveals how outside cultural influence works against the Kim regime.
Former North Korean Diplomat: For Pyongyang, Weapons Will Always Come First
June 02, 2017

Former North Korean Diplomat: For Pyongyang, Weapons Will Always Come First

By Bruce Harrison
Thae Yong-ho explains why the Kim regime is so intent on developing missiles and nuclear weapons.

Pyongyang Bans All Malaysian Citizens From Leaving North Korea As Diplomatic Row Reaches New Heights
March 07, 2017

Pyongyang Bans All Malaysian Citizens From Leaving North Korea As Diplomatic Row Reaches New Heights

By Ankit Panda
North Korea takes the drastic step of barring all Malaysians within its borders from temporarily leaving the country.

The Long History of Predicting North Korea's Collapse 
January 27, 2017

The Long History of Predicting North Korea's Collapse 

By John Power
Outside analysts frequently opine that the end is nigh for the Kim regime. They've always been wrong.

Former North Korean Diplomat: Denuclearization Not Likely
December 30, 2016

Former North Korean Diplomat: Denuclearization Not Likely

By John Power
The deputy ambassador turned defector says Kim Jong-un will never give up North Korea's nuclear weapons.

Former North Korea Diplomat Begins New Life as Regime Critic 
December 23, 2016

Former North Korea Diplomat Begins New Life as Regime Critic 

By John Power
Thae Yong-ho, once one of North Korea's highest-ranking diplomats, pledges to devote his life to reunification.
Number of Elite North Korean Defectors on the Rise
August 19, 2016

Number of Elite North Korean Defectors on the Rise

By Kim Tae-woo
What changing patterns of defections tell us about life under the Kim Jong-un regime.

North Korean Diplomat’s Defection Raises Questions About Regime’s Control
August 18, 2016

North Korean Diplomat’s Defection Raises Questions About Regime’s Control

By John Power
Thae Yong-ho, Pyongyang’s deputy ambassador to the U.K. said he is "sick and tired" of the Kim regime.

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